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AAF Reno 2017

SAVE THE DATE! ASSOCIATED AERIAL FIRIFIGHTERS ANNUAL MEETING DECEMBER 13, 2017, RENO, NV We are assembling our speakers for this year and our keynote speaker is Colonel Rick “CJ” Sturckow, USMC (Ret.). “CJ” is a Marine Aviator and a … [Continue reading]

California Fire Pilots News Letter-August 2017

News and Articles from Cal Fire California Fire Pilots News Letter August 2017 … [Continue reading]

Associated Aerial Firefighters Annual Meeting

Associated Aerial Firefighters Annual Meeting Eldorado Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada December 13, 2017   For reservations call Eldorado Room Reservations, 800-687-8733 Ask for, Associated Aerial Firefighters-rate code IEAA17 Basic rate for a … [Continue reading]

CFPA Newsletter July 2017

For your reading pleasure here is the July 2017 CFPA Newsletter.  Please click the link below to download the PDF file to read! CFPA Newsletter July 2017 PDF … [Continue reading]

USFS C-130 program

We are posting this letter and emailing copies to the house and senate committee members responsible for oversight of the Department of Agriculture USFS C-130 airtanker program. Dear Sirs, We are representatives of the Associated Aerial … [Continue reading]

Reno 2016

RENO 2016 We’d like to thank all the presenters and participants who attended the annual AAF Reno meeting. Unlike Las Vegas we like to share what happens in Reno. Our objective is to provide a venue for an exchange of ideas and information … [Continue reading]